Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
or two?

regarding statements "pin-prick to the clitoris" (i.e., where is this considered a crime of genital mutilation on the statutes somewhere?) and "half the nerve endings in the penis".

Probably the statement "anaestetics in infants is dodgy at best" can be challenged as well.

Reputable citations are therefore requested, as I don't think either of these statements are true.

Further, circumcision is not, strictly speaking, only a middle eastern tradition, as the practise is widespread in many western countries, and for reasons other than to follow a middle eastern tradition.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:40:21 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The words "reputable" and "strictly speaking" make me think this is going to be like debating a creationist ...

Nerves:
15 square inches.
over all view on operation

Anaesthesia:
No, I think you're right. Too much conflicting information.

Law:
New Zealand
UK.
EU resolution - "any form of female genital mutilation, of whatever degree"
US federal law - doesn't appear to prohibit things that don't actually remove tissue. Good news, huh!
Various US state laws

Ooh, the mother lode  - eh, lots of dead links.

-----
sapere aude

by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:10:52 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks for the citations. I think there are likely others on the other side of the foreskin issue, so the "reputable" comment is well taken.

Still don't see anything though which refers to a pin prick as being genital mutilation, if so I would expect all these nations to outlaw the practise of genital piercing.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 11:02:41 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Top Diaries

Impeachment gets real

by ARGeezer - Jan 17
18 comments

A Final Warning

by Oui - Jan 10
111 comments

Environment Anarchists

by Oui - Jan 13
4 comments

More Spanish repression

by IdiotSavant - Jan 6
8 comments

Occasional Series